On Air Now
The Smooth Sanctuary at 7 with Gary Vincent 7pm - 10pm
In 2014, we asked you to vote for your favourite Smooth tracks in the All-Time Top 500. Here, we countdown from 20 to the all-important 1, including songs from Elvis, The Beatles and ABBA
"Yesterday" is a song originally recorded by the Beatles for their 1965 album Help! Although credited to "Lennon-McCartney", the song was written solely by Paul McCartney. Although it reached number one on the Billboard chart, it only peaked at number 8 in the UK.
This song was Barry White's fourth top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, where it reached #2. It did even better in the UK, spending two weeks at the top in December 1974.
"Let's Stay Together" is a song by Al Green on his 1972 album of the same name. Released as a single in 1971, "Let's Stay Together" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and remained on the chart for 16 weeks and also topped Billboard's R&B chart for nine weeks.
"In the Air Tonight" was recorded in 1980 and appeared on Collins’ 1981 solo album Face Value. The song reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart and proved to be an international hit too. It remains one of Collins’ best-known hits.
"Suspicious Minds" was widely regarded as the single that returned Presley's career success. Rolling Stone later ranked it No. 91 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Originally recorded by Kelly Gordon in 1969, the song became a worldwide hit for The Hollies later that year and again for Neil Diamond in 1970. It has been covered by many other artists over the years.
Released as a single in 1978, it reached number 3 in the UK. It has since sold in excess of 5 million copies worldwide.
A song that’s been recorded by multiple artists, Elvis Presley recorded his version in1972. The song was released as the B-side of the "Separate Ways" single, which reached Gold status in the U.S for sales of over a million copies.
"The Winner Takes It All" was a major success for ABBA. It reached number one in the UK and erached the Top 10 in the U.S. It spent 26 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, more than any other ABBA single. Picture: PA
‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ is the title song of Simon & Garfunkel's album of the same name. The single was released in 1970 and went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it stayed at the top of the chart for six weeks. The single has sold 6 million copies worldwide.
Jackson's recording was produced by Quincy Jones and co-produced by Jackson. It peaked at number 1 in the U.S. It is one of Jackson's most critically acclaimed songs and it was nominated for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards.
This track was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released as a single in 1967. It went on the sell in excess of a million copies.
"Everybody Hurts" was originally released on the band's 1992 album Automatic for the People and was also released as a single in 1993. It peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, and peaked within the top ten in the UK.
In 1992, singer Whitney Houston recorded this Dolly Parton song for the soundtrack to The Bodyguard. Houston's version was, of course, a massive worldwide success, appearing at number 49 on Billboard's "Greatest Songs of All Time" list.
Released in 1977, 'Hotel California' topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and peaked at number ten on the Adult Contemporary charts. It has gone on to become one of the group's most popular and well-known songs
Released in May 1975, "I'm Not in Love" became the band's second number one single and stayed on the top spot in the UK for two weeks
Dancing Queen was released in August 1976, and is regarded as one of the most successful singles of the 1970s as well as one of the greatest songs of all time.
Released in 1971, this was the best-selling single of John Lennon's solo career. It earned a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.